About Us

Chelsea Greenwood

Chelsea Greenwood

Owner & Head Coach

Certifications: CFL1, CFL2, CrossFit and i99 Gymnastics, and CrossFit Weightlifting with Mike Bergner

Coach Chelsea is a Hampton native and the mother of 3 kids, including a set of twins. She found her love for functional fitness in 2014 after losing her dad to a brief battle with cancer. CrossFit helped her regain her self-confidence after multiple pregnancies and burn off the every day stresses of life. She quickly realized how sharing her experiences through CrossFit could benefit so many others. In 2015, she became a coach. Since then she has continued her education through CrossFit and nutrition. “My passion is helping people improve their quality of life.” After years of coaching she developed a specific vision for helping others, but it could not be best obtained by working for someone else. That is when she actively pursued opening her own affiliate. As Greg Glassman (the founder of CrossFit) said, it’s about “doing the right things for the right people, for the right reasons.” Chelsea decided to build her business in Buckroe Beach because of its location and uniqueness. CrossFit Buckroe Beach was founded in February 2019. Chelsea aspires to offer a gym unlike any other in the area. “It’s a smaller CrossFit Box focused on going back to the basics – where CrossFit started. We all know each other by name and our children grow and play together while we grow together as a health conscience community.”

Daniel Greenwood

Daniel Greenwood

Coach

Certifications: CFL1

Daniel Greenwood is proud Dad of four rowdy kids Brayden, Dominic, Dalia, and Danie Greenwood. He has lived in Hampton his entire life. He is a 3rd generation electrician and a master of all the trades. Daniel got into CrossFit in 2014 after he and his wife Chelsea Greenwood decided to make their health a priority for the better benefit of their family. Since starting his CrossFit Journey Daniel has been able to overcome many underlying health conditions such as hypertension and diabetes and drastically change his body composition. His primary focus at CrossFit Buckroe Beach is improving the facility for it’s members.

P.J. Affinato

P.J. Affinato

Coach

Certifications: CFL1, CFL2, and i99Fit

P.J. was born and raised in New Jersey. He relocated to southern Virginia in 2014. P.J. is a fitness enthusiast and has been competing in sports and fitness events since he was in grammar school. He has competed in powerlifting, bodybuilding, and CrossFit competitions as well as obstacle races. Most recently he ran his first ultra marathon. He has been a certified Personal Trainer since age 18 and he studied Nutrition Science as a second major in college. P.J. started CrossFit in 2013. It was a much needed change from his normal gym routine and he was immediately hooked. P.J.’s passion for helping people live a healthier lifestyle, paired with great coaching at CrossFit Buckroe Beach, inspired him to become a coach himself. His goals are to continue learning of the fundamentals of CrossFit under Chelsea’s guidance and to become a more well rounded athlete and coach. He is very excited to be a part of the CrossFit Buckroe Beach community.

Julie Ferris

Julie Ferris

Coach & Client/Member Coordinator

Certifications: CFL1

Bio coming soon.

Eddie Van Es

Eddie Van Es

Coach

Certifications: ACE CPT

Eddie Jr was born and raised in Hampton, Virginia. He started working out as a teen at the Hampton YMCA to become a better athlete and play college baseball. Eddie found CrossFit in 2009 while attending Tennessee Weslynn College. He continued CrossFit after graduating at numerous local CrossFit Affiliates. Eddie also programmed workouts as a teammate in college, different times as a sports coach, and currently with the Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue. He is currently a Lieutenant with the Division in charge of Fire Training which includes PT with New Firefighters. He is on the American Council as an Exercise Peer Fitness Trainer. Coach Eddie is all about family and is happily married to his wife Amanda, and has 3 sons, Trey (Eddie III), Edison, and Ellis. The boys frequent the gym with him as he hopes to instill the importance of exercise for a healthy life. He is an active member of Restoration Church and will frequently ask for PRs (prayer requests) from people.
His focus behind joining CrossFit was to maintain my athleticism and functional practicality for his career. He currently trains for injury prevention to better protect and serve the citizens of Hampton. CPR and Advanced Life Support certified.
Kate Messier

Kate Messier

Coach

Certifications: CFL1/Peer Fitness Instructor Hampton Fire Department

Coach Kate is a retired Hampton Firefighter of 24 years, a mother of 6, and a grandmother of 10, including a most recent set of twins. She is extremely passionate about her family, health & wellness. She enjoyed 15 years as an aerobic instructor and has competed in local body building competitions. After her body building experience she realized just how important strength training was as a part of her overall health regimen. She began CrossFit in 2000 and was appointed the health & wellness officer for the Hampton Fire Dept. She believes “It is the small things, good or bad, that have the greatest impact on our lives…”
Bonnie Ketterman

Bonnie Ketterman

Junior Coach

Billie Holbrooks

Billie Holbrooks

Front Desk